Russia Threatens Widespread Ukraine Offensive as US Presses China for War Posture

US Blinken expresses concern over China’s alignment with Moscow Governors of Lugansk and Donetsk report clashes and strikes Kharkiv hit by a missile, three injured – governor Ukraine’s foreign minister echoes Western arms orders Kyiv, July 9 (Reuters) – Ukrainian defenders struggled to contain Russian forces on several fronts on Saturday, officials said, as the … Read more

Putin says Ukraine is headed for “tragedy”, Kramatorsk city prepares its defense

Ukraine raises flag on reclaimed Black Sea island UK Prime Minister and Staunch Ukraine Supporter Johnson Resigns Kramatorsk residents in Donetsk ready for Russian attack KYIV/KRAMATORSK, Ukraine, July 7 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused the West of decades of aggression against Moscow and warned that if he wanted to try to … Read more

Russia abandons Snake Island in a strategic victory for Ukraine

Kyiv, June 30 (Reuters) – Russian forces abandoned the strategic outpost of Snake Island in the Black Sea on Thursday, in a major victory for Ukraine that could loosen a Russian blockade on grain exports that threatens to worsen the Hunger in the world. Russia’s Defense Ministry said it had decided to withdraw from the … Read more

Russian missiles rain down on Ukraine as the West promises lasting support

The battle for Lysychask continues You could be next, Zelenskiy tells NATO leaders Mykolaiv attack is a sign of an intensified Russian offensive NATO says more weapons are in preparation Kyiv, June 29 (Reuters) – Russian forces attacked targets in southern Ukraine’s Mykolaiv region on Wednesday and intensified strikes on front lines across the country … Read more

Sweden and Finland on track to join NATO as Russia and China focus on allies

Turkey wins security promises from Finland and Sweden Russia to be called ‘main threat’ after Ukraine invasion ‘You are not going to win’, Sánchez tells Putin in a speech NATO summit will agree on more reinforcements for Baltic countries NATO to pay more attention to China’s military rise MADRID, June 29 (Reuters) – Sweden and … Read more

NATO will have more than 300,000 more prepared soldiers: Stoltenberg

Madrid Summit to adapt NATO’s position towards Russia Change fueled by the Russian invasion of Ukraine New strategy document to qualify Russia as a ‘direct threat’ BRUSSELS, June 27 (Reuters) – NATO will massively increase the number of troops on high readiness to more than 300,000, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday, with allies adopting … Read more

Ukraine confirms the fall of Sievierodonetsk after weeks of fighting

Capture of Sievierodonetsk great gain for Russia Ukraine says Russia launches widespread bombing Dozens of missiles hit Ukrainian military bases Kyiv, June 25 (Reuters) – Russian forces have fully occupied Sievierodonetsk, the mayor of the eastern Ukrainian city said on Saturday, confirming Ukraine’s biggest battlefield setback in more than a month, after weeks of some … Read more

Exclusive: Inside the hangar at the center of the $1 billion Airbus-Qatar plane dispute

DOHA, June 22 (Reuters) – Two high-tech Airbus A350 jets sit idle with windows sealed and engines covered in a lighted hangar in the Gulf, hampered by an international legal dispute between European industrial giant Airbus. (AIR.PA) and the national airline of Qatar. From a distance, the planes may look like any other long-haul aircraft … Read more

Ukraine braces for Russian ‘storm’ in the east in run-up to EU meeting

Luhansk governor says situation is ‘extremely difficult’ Kremlin says captured Americans are mercenaries The European Union will decide on Ukraine’s candidacy for membership this week Russia threatens retaliation against Lithuania Kyiv, June 21 (Reuters) – Ukraine on Tuesday acknowledged difficulties in fighting in the east as Russian forces regrouped after mounting pressure and made gains … Read more

NATO warns of long war in Ukraine as Russian strikes follow EU push for Kyiv

NATO’s Stoltenberg says war could last for years Allies must show they will stand behind Ukraine long-term: Johnson Ukraine admits setback in town near Sievierodonetsk ‘All that is ours we will take back’ -Zelenskiy Two Azovstal defense commanders went to Russia to investigate -TASS KYIV, June 19 (Reuters) – The war in Ukraine could last … Read more